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Darling Harbour

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Address: Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Scenic entertainment complex that features shops, restaurants, museums and...

Scenic entertainment complex that features shops, restaurants, museums and other tourist attractions.

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Not only a beautiful harbor, but a place well worth going to,

This harbor is very easily accessible, and has great restaurants and ferry access. It also has a aquarium and animal park. This is a great place to take a Harbor cruise from

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Dallas
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This harbor is very easily accessible, and has great restaurants and ferry access. It also has a aquarium and animal park. This is a great place to take a Harbor cruise from

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Darling Harbour was one of the highlights to my holiday. Plenty of restaurants and bars to vist. We also went on the Darling Eye Ferris wheel, amazing views right over the harbour. We travelled with children and most of the bars etc do not let children in after 8.30 pm unless already booked in for an earlier time. Every Saturday... More 

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Casablanca, Morocco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was here to is it the Australian Maritime Museum, afterwards I walked around the area. It's very relaxing with beautiful sites. Easily spend some quality time and great photo ops.

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Restaurants are not busy and the smells and noise from the construction are more than a little annoying. Keep walking to Barangaroo. You will be happy you did.

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Thank Su25bag
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I strolled around the harbor on a Sunday. There was a Maritime museum, a mall, a zoo, an aquarium and lots of restaurants. It was fun to watch the small cruises leave.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A warship, a Submarine a lovely view and eating places to suit every taste. That's Darling harbour. But the best time to visit is at night when the whole place is lit up by a myriad of lights shining from the skyscrapers and the harbour. Not to be missed.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Paradise to just walk around watching the boats and the activity. Lots of restaurants and cafes. Close to the aqarium / Wildlife zoo

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Winnipeg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great area with so much to do. Loved the variety of restaurants and bars to choose from. Activities include a great maritime museum, Aquarium, shopping and more. Great people watch local.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely harbour well worth visiting for meals, drinks and simply walking around. It has the Aquarium, Naval Museum, and Madame Tusaurds there. Easily accessed by ferry.

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Yesterday evening we went there for a stroll and we enchanted, especially the view when the sun set and turned the skyline into gold. It obviously is hip, but also very romantic. Lots of people strolling, inviting restaurants, reminded me a lot of Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires. Must repeat!!!

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Darling Harbour
The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been transformed into a tourist mecca with entertainment for the whole family. Cockle Bay Wharf offers dining options from budget to upscale and million dollar views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to Dj’s. Families can visit the Chinese Gardens of Friendship or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the world. The Sydney Maritime Museum and the IMAX theatre are also popular attractions. The Harbourside Shopping Centre is a site unto itself, with hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars. On Saturdays in the summer, the city puts on a spectacular fireworks show along the harbour's shore and there are plenty of other free events during the year - Darling Harbour Fiesta, VIVID’s light installations and the Sydney Festival, just to name a few.
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